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Martin Tanis is an Associate Professor in Communication at the Department of Communication Science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and director of the bachelor and master program in Communication Science. His primary research interest focuses on online social behavior with a special interest in health communication. In addition to his work on online social behavior, he has a special interest in group-based phenomena that he studied from a Social Identity perspective. In this research he focuses on processes in the private sphere (e.g., impression formation), the organizational sphere (e.g., communication and commitment / identification), and the public sphere (e.g., social identification and the hostile media effect).

Martin Tanis published in journals in the field of Communication (e.g., Journal of Communication, Journal of Health Communication, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication) as well as in Social Psychology (e.g., European Journal of Social Psychology, Group Dynamics, Group Processes and Interpersonal Relationships, Cyberpsychology and Behavior).

Research

  • Health anxiety and online health information
  • Hostile media effect

Teaching

  • Interpersonal Communication (BA)
  • Supervision MA theses

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